Love on a Leash – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 57
“My name is Alvin Flang.”
Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell meet ineptitude with ineptitude in this technical issue-laden episode. This week, the hosts review Fen Tian’s unfathomably incompetent romantic comedy Love on a Leash. Fitting with a film that features myriad sound issues, Daniel and Corky bungled the audio on this one. However, it weirdly harmonizes with a movie that is essentially one bonkers nonsequitur after another.
A movie so dangerous that it doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, Love on a Leash is a truly unusual experience. Tian makes some of the most confounding, insane and possibly brilliant (but definitely insane) directorial decisions you could imagine. There is no musical score, but there is a credited composer. This light-hearted rom-com fantasy gives us scenes of attempted suicide and attempted rape, not to mention a tacit approval of bestiality. Also, the villain is a pond.
Technically, Love on a Leash is the highest-rated film of all-time on IMDB (thanks, internet!). But is it fake news, or is it the real deal?
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss pointless ducks, Judge Reinhold high-fives, Ace bandage bras and pizza-faced cinderblocks.
LOVE ON A LEASH FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. DVD release date: Aug. 19, 2013
Critic scores: n/a
This week’s craft beer: Lead Dog Brewing‘s The Dankster Double IPA (8.8% ABV)
This week’s darer: Erica Shultz, host of the Customers Also Watched podcast
Why did Erica dare Daniel and Corky to watch Love on a Leash? “This movie is a triumph of ineptitude. There is no score or soundtrack, nothing makes sense, characters are color-coded, and everything is just hilariously bad. It’s a train wreck from which you can’t look away.”
IMDB synopsis: “Love takes a furry twist in this slice of romantic comedy. A young woman falls for a stray dog with a secret: by night, it becomes a man. Follow the journey of the golden retriever and the friend who gives him a home.”
This week’s referenced movies: Forbidden Kiss; Look Who’s Talking Now; Theodore Rex; Like Father, Like Son; Vice Versa; Love Actually; Psycho (1960); Fargo; Goodfellas; 1917; Teen Wolf (1985); The Room; The Social Network; The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare